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Request For Proposals: Beaufort Delta Regional Energy Feasibility Study
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation is requesting proposals from interested and qualified proponents for the provision of a Beaufort Delta Regional Energy Study.
Proposals must be received prior to 3:00 p.m. MST on Thursday, August 24, 2017.
With many communities relying on barged diesel and existing gas wells proximate to Inuvik nearing depletion, energy costs and insecurity are on the rise for residents in the Beaufort Delta region of Northwest Territories, Canada. Currently, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Propane are imported from the south in order to meet demand. More secure and cost effective and alternatives are required.
In response to this challenge, the IRC will undertake a detailed study to determine natural gas economic feasibility, resource viability and regional market opportunities to develop local and regional economic models to ensure energy security, and, to develop business, employment and investment opportunities in the Beaufort Delta.
The project will be conducted in two phases. The first phase will assess the resource viability and develop a local model for energy supply and distribution, focusing on the communities of Aklavik, Fort McPherson, Inuvik, Tsiigehtchic, and Tuktoyaktuk. The second phase of the study will develop a broader regional model and will include the communities of Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour and Ulukhaktok and consider extra-regional distribution to communities outside of the Beaufort Delta.
Any questions or enquiries should be directed to the contact person listed in the RFP.